- This is the first week for tree fruit shares.
- This is an odd biweekly distribution for CUBRC, MAP and the farm.
- Please do read the newsletter for updates and information before emailing/calling with questions.
Farm News from Jane
I hope that we don’t overwhelm members this next few weeks as the heat has “turned up” the vegetable growth. There are lots of cucumbers and summer squash plus pounds of yellow beans and nice red beets. This week will be the last of the garlic scapes and perhaps the green onions. Next week we will have fresh, sweet Walla Walla onions which are the northern version of the Vidalia. And it looks like there should be the first of the sweet corn in shares next distribution. We certainly can boast we’re in full summer swing when we’re eating sweet corn! I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the last few weeks of heat. We did have quite a nice breeze on two of those more extreme days. Although we complain about the humidity and high temperatures, we do wait all year for summer!
We are so happy to be able to begin the tree fruit share season. We realize that you have been waiting anxiously. We were very fortunate to connect with a new grower to get cherries for this distribution. We are very grateful that he would share his harvest with us. We have always depended on the growers that we have built relationships with. We appreciate their loyalty to share the best of their harvest with us and you! We also empathize with them when they suffer such losses in fruit yields and income. Farming is a very precarious livelihood. You plant and fertilize, weed and prune and then wait patiently to see if the weather cooperates to bring a good yield and harvest. Tree fruit is even more precarious than growing vegetables. At least we have the opportunity to replant or have many other crops to harvest. Not so for the tree fruit. There is only once chance every year. We are glad to provide local fruit by offering a Tree Fruit CSA share. The CSA model allows members to “share” in the harvest”; and this means in bounty or in lean times. We are thankful for your partnership and patience as we together learn and “grow” in community support. After all CSA stands for “community” supported agriculture. And we are very fortunate that you come alongside and partner to support our farm and the farmers that grow your tree fruit. We are so fortunate to live in an area with lots of fruit and vegetable production and many dairies (NYS is a leading dairy and veg crop state). Attend one of the local county fairs this summer and actually visit the barns and buildings and see and learn about our local agriculture! So, let’s celebrate all that the great food we have available in WNY from our farms. Many thanks and appreciation for your support. Your farmers, Jane, Daniel & Ben
Produce: Yellow Beans Celery Red Beets Summer Squash Salad greens
Green onions Garlic greens (the last week) & Cucumbers
Fruit share: Sweet Cherries & Tart Cherries Next week: Apricots &/or Plums
– Celery is very flavorful; not like the mild varieties that come from “irrigation” country west or south… This is a great addition to a stir-fry or the ever popular “dipping” veggie. Check out the recipe section for more ideas!
– Red Beets; If you haven’t tried grilling beets; you’re missing out on a real treat. It’s especially good for the family members who may “balk’ at them!
– Summer squash; don’t forget to utilize the squash interchangeably in recipes!
– Yellow beans; For those of you who may have golden beets around and try out the Yellow beet and beans recipe.
SPICY CUCUMBER SALAD
2 cucumbers; 1 tablespoon white vinegar or rice wine vinegar; 2 tablespoons sesame oil; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1 teaspoon soy sauce; 1 tablespoon sugar; 1 Thai Dragon hot pepper
Peel the cucumbers, cut lengthwise in two, and scrape out the seeds. Cut cucumbers crosswise into half-moons. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and toss with the cucumbers to coat them. You can control how hot the dish becomes by removing the seeds and pulp of the pepper or you can use just a slice or two of the hot pepper. If you don’t have a Thai Dragon hot pepper, substitute hot red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce. Makes 4 servings.
CUCUMBER PASTA SALAD
8 oz rotini; 2 c peeled cucumber slices; 1 c quartered cherry tomatoes; 1 (l5-oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed; 3/4 Tbsp dried dill weed; 1/2 c ranch-style dressing; 1/3 c plain low-fat yogurt; Crumbled feta cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In salad bowl, toss cooled pasta with cucumbers, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and dill weed. In a small bowl, blend dressing and yogurt. Add to salad bowl; stir until well-coated. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Crumble feta on top; serve. Makes 8 servings
1 medium cucumber, pared, seeded, and cut in large cubes (reserve 4 paper thin slices for garnish); 1/2 tbsp minced fresh chives; 1 tbsp minced fresh mint or 1 tsp dried mint, crushed; 1/2 tsp salt; 1/2 cup plain yogurt; 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice; 1/2 cup dairy sour cream; 1/2 clove garlic, quartered; 1/2 tbsp sugar; Minced mint or mint leaves for garnish
In blender or food processor, place all ingredients except garnish and blend until pureed. Refrigerate until well chilled. Serve with a garnish of cucumber slice on each serving, topped with additional mint. Serves 3.
RAW SUMMER SQAUSH SALAD
3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice (or a bit less), 4 T good quality extra virgin olive oil, zested skin from one whole lemon (or a bit less), 2-3 medium sized yellow or green summer squash (about 3-4 cups sliced squash), 4-6 oz. baby arugula leaves (3-4 handfuls), 1/2 cup sliced or chopped fresh herbs (basil, mint, or parsley would be my choice), 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Zest the lemon and place the zest in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Squeeze the juice from the zested lemon, then add more juice as needed to make 3 T lemon juice. (I’m a big lemon fan, so if you’re not that crazy about lemon 2 T might be enough for you.) Add lemon juice to the zest, then whisk in the olive oil. Cut off the ends of squash, then wash and dry. Cut lengthwise, then use a mandoline or chef’s knife to cut into very thin slices. (I used the 1.5 mm blade on the mandoline.) Layer the sliced squash into a flat dish and pour over about 2/3 of the dressing and season with a generous amount of salt and fresh ground black pepper. Let squash marinate 15-30 minutes while you prep other ingredients. Wash baby arugula leaves and spin dry or dry with paper towels. (I pinch off the big stems, but this is optional unless you’re taking photos!) Wash herbs of your choice and spin dry or dry with paper towels, then either slice or coarsely chop herbs. Combine arugula and herbs in bowl large enough to hold all the salad. Add marinated squash slices, toss to combine, and taste to see if you want to add more dressing, salt, or fresh ground black pepper. (I added a bit more dressing.) Arrange salad on individual salad plates, sprinkle each with 1 T crumbled feta cheese, and serve. Recipe from kalynskitchen.com
GREEK SUMMER-SQUASH GRILLED PIZZA
Prep: 20 min.; Ready In; 20 min.
1-pound whole-wheat pizza dough, ½ cup roasted red pepper hummus, 2 cups thinly sliced summer squash, 1 cup crumbled feta cheese ½ cup slivered fresh basil, Ground pepper for garnish
Preheat grill to medium-high. Roll dough into a 12-inch oval on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a lightly floured large baking sheet. Bring the dough, hummus, squash and feta to the grill. Oil the grill rack. Transfer the crust to the grill. Close the lid and cook until puffed and lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Using tongs, turn the crust over. Spread the crust with the hummus and top with the squash and the feta. Close the lid and cook until the cheese is melted and the crust is lightly browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes more. Return the pizza to the baking sheet. Top with basil and pepper, if desired. Recipe from Eatingwell.com
LEMON-PEPPER LINGUINE WITH SQUASH
Prep 30 minutes; ready in 320 minutes
1 pound whole-wheat spaghetti, 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1½ tablespoons black peppercorns, coarsely ground, 1 pound thin zucchini, trimmed and very thinly sliced lengthwise, 8 ounces thin yellow squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced lengthwise, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 cup packed soft fresh herbs, such as dill, parsley, chives and/or basil, coarsely chopped, ½ cup finely grated Cacio de Roma or Manchego cheese, plus more for serving, 2 tablespoons lemon zest, 3 T lemon juice
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add spaghetti and cook for 2 minutes less than the package directions. Reserve ¾ cup of the cooking water, then drain. Return the pasta to the pot. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add zucchini, squash and salt. Cook, gently stirring occasionally, until just softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the zucchini and squash to the pot with the pasta. Add the reserved pasta water, herbs, cheese, lemon zest and juice. Stir gently to combine. Serve with more cheese, if desired. Recipe form Eatingwell.com
CURRIED ZUCCHINI SOUP
1 t olive oil, 11/2 C chopped onion, 4# zucchini, 1T dried thyme; crushed4 C chicken stock, 1 C heavy cream, 2 tsp. curry powder, ¼ C melted butter, ¼ C all-purpose flour, homemade croutons
In a 6 qt. Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, cook 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add zucchini and thyme; cook, covered, 12 minutes or until zucchini is softened, stirring occasionally. Add stock, cream, and curry powder. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl combine melted butter and flour; stir into soup. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15 minutes or until zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until creamy. Or, working in batches, blend soup in a food processor or blender. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Top with croutons. Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens August 2018
RUSSIAN CABBAGE BORSCHT
1+1/2 c. thinly sliced potato, 1 c. thinly sliced beets, 4 c. water, 1-2 T butter 11/2c chopped onion, 1 scant tsp. caraway seeds, 11/2 t sp. salt (or more to taste), 1 stalk celery, chopped, 1 medium-sizes carrot, sliced, 3-4 cups shredded cabbage, freshly ground pepper, 1 t. dill (plus extra for garnish), 1-2 T cider vinegar, 1-2 T brown sugar or honey, 1 c tomato puree Toppings: sour cream or yogurt and extra dill
Place potatoes, beets, and water in a medium-sized saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until tender (20-30 minutes). Meanwhile melt the butter in a kettle or Dutch oven. Add onion, caraway seeds, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent. (8-10 minutes). Add celery, carrots, and cabbage plus 2 cups of the cooking water from the potatoes and beets. Cover and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender (another 8-10 minutes). Add the remaining ingredients (including all the potato and beet water), cover, and simmer for at least 15 more minutes. Taste to correct seasonings, and serve hot, topped with sour cream or yogurt and a light dusting of dill.
Recipe for the New Moosewood Cookbook
LENTIL & ROASTED BEET SALAD
Salad: 1 pound beets (about 3 medium), 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 cup de Puy lentils (small, slate-green lentils from France; but it works using regular lentils), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided, 1 whole bay leaf (dried or fresh), 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled & smashed, 1/2 medium onion, studded with a whole clove, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley, freshly ground black pepper to taste, 6 cups mixed baby greens, 6 ounces crumbled goat cheese
Dressing (makes 1/2 cup): 3 Tablespoons sherry vinegar, 2 Tablespoons whole-grain mustard, 1 tsp kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste, 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 medium shallots, minced
Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim all but 1 inch of the beet stems. Put the beets on a large piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil, and seal the foil to make a tight package. Put the package in a small roasting pan. Roast the beets until easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel them- the skins should slide right off with a bit of pressure from your fingers. If they don’t, use a paring knife to scrape off any bits that stick. Dice the beets and set aside. While you roast the beets, spread the lentils on a pan and pick out any pebbles or other foreign matter; rinse and drain. Put the lentils in a saucepan with cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Add 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary and the bay leaf to the pan, along with the smashed garlic, onion, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are tender, about 25 minutes. Strain the lentils and discard garlic and onion. While lentils are simmering, prepare the salad dressing: Whisk vinegar with mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream to make a smooth, slightly thick vinaigrette. Stir in the shallots. Use immediately or refrigerate in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days. Put the warm lentils in a bowl and stir in half of the dressing. Cool the lentils completely, then add the beets, parsley, and remaining 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Lightly dress the greens with a bit of the dressing and divide among 6 plates. Spoon some of the lentil salad onto the greens, crumble goat cheese over each serving, and drizzle with some of the remaining vinaigrette.
BEET HUMMUS RECIPE
1/2-pound beets (about 4 medium sized beets), scrubbed clean, cooked, peeled, and cubed*, 2 Tbsp tahini sesame seed paste, 5 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 small clove garlic, chopped, 1 Tbsp ground cumin, 1 Tbsp lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons), Generous pinch of sea salt or Kosher salt, Fresh ground pepper to taste
*To cook the beets, cut off any tops, scrub the roots clean, put them in a covered dish with about 1/4-inch of water in a 375°F oven, and cook until easily penetrated with a knife or fork. Alternatively, cover with water in a saucepan and simmer until tender, about 1/2 hour. Peel once they have cooled.
Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings and ingredients as desired. Chill and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.
Eat with pita chips, or with sliced cucumber or celery, or on a crostino with goat cheese and shaved mint.
Makes 2 cups. Simply Recipes
Makes about 3 servings
3 c mixture of three kinds of lettuce, such as red leaf, romaine and Boston, washed and torn into bite-size pieces; 1/2 c cashews
For dressing: 1/4 small red onion, grated; 1/8 c vinegar; 1/4 c sugar; pinch of ground black pepper; 1/2 tsp celery seed; 1 tsp prepared mustard; 3/8 c olive oil
Toss lettuce with cashews. Place onion, vinegar, sugar, pepper, celery seed, mustard and oil in jar with tight lid. Shake vigorously to emulsify, or blend in blender. When ready to serve, toss salad with half the dressing, then add more, to taste, or serve dressing on side.
In a screw-top jar combine ¼-1/3 cup of coarse grain mustard, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup lemon juice, ¼ cup honey and 2 cloves of garlic, minced. Cover and shake well. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Shake well before serving. Recipe from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
Mix ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup creamy peanut butter and 1 T. lemon juice. Makes ½ cup dressing
Recipe form Betty Crocker Cookbook
SOUTHERN STIR-FRY GREEN BEANS
1 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed; 2 Tbsp olive oil; 3 cloves garlic, chopped; 1 c chopped pecans; 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic 1 minute. Add green beans; cover, reduce to medium-low and cook 8 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally. Add pecans and brown sugar; toss. Serve at once. Makes 6 servings
CHINESE-STYLE GREEN BEANS
1 lb. fresh green beans; 1 tsp vegetable oil; 1 tsp peeled, minced ginger root; 1 clove garlic, minced; 2 Tbsp water; 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce; 1 tsp cornstarch; 1/2 tsp brown sugar; 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil; 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper Trim beans; place in vegetable steamer over boiling water; cover and steam 5 minutes. Drain and plunge into cold water; drain. Treat large skillet with cooking spray. Add vegetable oil, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add beans; stir 5 minutes until heated through. Whisk together water, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper. Add to beans. Cook 30 seconds, stirring, until heated through. Makes 8 servings
2 tbsp olive oil; 1 lb. whole beans, trimmed; 1 cup thinly sliced onion; 10 to 12 garlic cloves, peeled; salt and pepper; 1 to 2 tbsp balsamic or red wine vinegar; 1 cup lightly toasted pine nuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a large cookie sheet with 2 tbsp olive oil. Spread the beans, onions and garlic cloves on the tray and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, occasionally stirring or shaking the tray. Taste a bean to see if it is tender enough for you; cook for 5-10 minutes if still crisp. Remove from oven; transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with vinegar, and some black pepper if desired. Serve at any temperature topped with toasted pine nuts.
MARINATED YELLOW BEAN, CELERY AND RADISH SALAD
1 lb. fresh yellow beans; 1 small onion, sliced; 1 cup oil; 1/2 cup cider vinegar; 1/4 cup wine or herb vinegar; 1 tsp dry mustard; 1 tablespoon dry basil; salt, pepper to taste; 2 stalks celery, finely sliced; 4 to 6 large radishes, sliced
Trim and steam yellow beans for 10 minutes, until they are tender but still very firm. Add onion to beans. Combine oil, vinegars and seasonings and pour over beans. Chill for several hours, stirring the beans at least once during the marinating process. Just before serving, combine beans with celery and radishes and serve on a bed of salad greens.
YELLOW BEETS AND GREEN BEAN SALAD
1/2-pound crisp green beans with the ends snipped; 3 medium-size yellow beets, diced; 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon; 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley; 5 ounces plain low-fat yogurt; 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste); 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice; 1 garlic clove, crushed; Salt and freshly ground pepper In a saucepan, cook the green beans in rapidly boiling water for 7 minutes or until they are tender but crisp. In a separate saucepan, cook the beets until they are tender. (You may cook both in the microwave according to your oven’s instructions if you prefer.) Cool rapidly under cold running water and peel the beets. Combine the beans with the beets, the tarragon, and half the parsley in a medium-size serving bowl. Mix well but gently. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Stir the yogurt mixture into the green bean mixture and garnish with the remaining parsley. Serve immediately. 4 SERVINGS Recipe from Herbal Soups, Salads, Breads and Sweets.
WARM YELLOW WAX BEANS IN BACON VINAIGRETTE
2 lb. yellow wax beans, 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 4 oz. thickly sliced bacon, 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar, 10 oz. cherry tomatoes, 1 small shallot, 2 clove garlic, c. chopped basil, kosher salt, Freshly ground pepper
Cook the beans in a large pot of salted boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and cool them under cold, running water. Once cooled, drain the beans well and pat them dry. Transfer the beans to a large bowl. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the bacon and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the vinegar, tomatoes, shallot, garlic, and basil. Scrape the bacon vinaigrette over the beans, season with salt and pepper, and toss to evenly coat. Serve warm. Recipe from delish.com
LIGHT CREAM OF CELERY SOUP
1 large potato, diced; 2 cups chopped celery; 1 ½ cups of water; ¾ tsp salt, plus ¼ tsp; ½ cup onion, finely minced; ½ cup celery, finely minced (use innermost stalks); ½ tsp celery seed; ½ cup milk, warmed; white pepper to taste; 2 -3 tbsp sour cream, half and half or heavy cream; freshly minced celery leaves for garnish
Place potato, 2 cups celery, water and ¾ tsp salt in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes – until everything is soft. Puree and transfer to a larger saucepan. Melt butter in a small skillet. Add onion, finely minced celery, celery seed and ¼ tsp salt. Sauté about 8 to 10 minutes – until the vegetables are just tender. Add to puree. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except garnish. Heat gently (don’t cook or boil) and serve topped with garnish. Serves 3 to 4
BRAISED CELERY HEARTS
1 bunch celery; 1 cup chicken stock; 1 tbsp whole wheat flour; 1 tbsp water; salt to taste; 1/8 tsp pepper; 2 tbsp dry whole grain bread crumbs; 1 tbsp unhulled sesame seeds
Remove some of the tops and leaves. Cut remaining hearts in half lengthwise. Put into a skillet, add the stock, cover tightly and cook until celery is tender (approximately 20 minutes). Preheat oven to 350°F. Take out the celery and place in a buttered shallow baking dish. Make paste of flour and water and stir into the juices in the skillet. Add salt and pepper and cook until sauce is slightly thick. Pour sauce over celery in the casserole, top with crumbs and sesame seeds and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Yield: 4 servings
1/4 cup butter; 2 tbsp water; 1 tsp instant chicken bouillon granules; 4 cups diagonally sliced celery; 1/2 tsp salt; 1 tsp sugar; 2 tbsp flour; 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce; 1/2 cup water; 1 ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese; 2 tbsp bread crumbs
Heat butter, 2 tbsp water and chicken bouillon granules in saucepan. Add celery and cook 10 minutes. Stir in salt, sugar and flour, then tomato sauce and ½ cup water; cook until hot. Alternate layers of celery mixture and cheese in 1 ½ qt. casserole, ending with cheese. Top with crumbs. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
3 c. sliced celery; 1 egg, beaten; 2 tbsps. Flour; 2 tbsps. Sugar; 3/4 tsp. salt; 1/8 tsp. pepper; 2 tbsps. Vinegar; 1 c. water; 1/4 c. dairy sour cream
Cook celery in boiling salted water until tender; drain. Meanwhile, blend together egg, flour, sugar, salt and pepper in saucepan. Blend in vinegar and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add sour cream. Add to drained celery. Makes 6 servings. Recipe from America’s Best Vegetable Recipes.
1 bunch celery; 1 red onion, cut in 1-inch strips; 6 Tbsp vegetable oil; 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar; 1/2 tsp salt; Black pepper; 2 oz blue cheese, crumbled; 2 green onions, chopped; 1/4 c minced parsley
Cut celery crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Put in bowl. Add red onions. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients except parsley. Pour over celery and red onions. Toss. Top with parsley. Chill at least 4 hours and serve. Leftovers are great. Makes 6 servings Recipe from Farm-Fresh Recipes.
6 oz feta cheese, crumbled; 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced; 1 small jar pimiento strips; 2 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme or oregano; 2 Tbsp vinaigrette-style salad dressing; Leaves of 1 small head leaf lettuce
Mix the feta with the celery, pimiento and chopped herbs. Sprinkle with the vinaigrette. Place lettuce leaves on four plates; top with feta and celery mixture. Recipe from Farm-Fresh Recipes. Makes 4 servings
GARLIC SCAPE PESTO
8 oz. scapes cut in 1 in. pieces and processed with 1 cup Olive oil, 2 cups Parmesan cheese and ½ cup lemon juice.
1/2 cup butter; 2 garlic scapes, minced; 1 Tablespoon parsley; 1/2 teaspoon oregano
Soften butter to room temperature. Combine other ingredients, mixing well. Use with meats, breads, and vegetables. Yields 1/2 cup
SPAGHETTI WITH GARLIC-BASIL CREAM SAUCE
6 oz. dried spaghetti; 1/4 cup butter; 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed; 1 cup light cream; 1 tbs. plus 1 tsp. minced fresh basil; 1/2 tsp. dried thyme; l/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper; freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Cook spaghetti in a medium pot according to package instructions. Melt butter in a small deep skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 3 minutes over low heat. Pour in cream and add 1 tbs. basil, thyme and pepper. Stir thoroughly. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered but vented, for 7 to 9 minutes, or until thickened. Stir occasionally. If sauce becomes too thick, add more cream to thin. Pour sauce over spaghetti and sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese. Servings: 2; Recipe from The Best 50 Garlic Recipes